Hi, my name is Leah Stern and I am a Conservation Ambassador and want to Pay It Forward to the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders!
MY FUNDRAISING GOAL – $250
Goal Update: $50 of $250 raised !
MY WLA STORY + WHY I WANT TO PAY IT FORWARD
This past summer I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Wildlife Leadership Academy. There I learned about the white tailed deer and its effects on the Pennsylvania environment from professionals in the field. Personally, I enjoyed getting hands on and participating in a dissection of a white tailed deer. I learned alongside other like-minded teenagers and made many great friends! I hope to attend college and major in environmental science. Attending the Wildlife Leadership Academy was a great head start on my education!
The experience I had at field school was so valuable and I want others to be able to have the same opportunity that I did.
Because of my thrilling experience, I want to give back to the Academy and pave the pathway for future WLA Ambassadors and the entirety of the program. It is because of my eye opening journey that I am participating the Next Gen Program with my class to raise $10,000 for the future generations and the legacy of The Wildlife Leadership Academy.
Thank you for helping me in Paying it Forward! ~ Leah
Below is a slide show of some of my favorite parts of field school!
We did many team building activities to improve our communication skills
I had the opportunity to learn from various professionals while at camp.
At camp we learned how to safely use firearms and their importance in deer management.
Here I am writing in my nature journal about what I see and experience in nature.
One of the first things we did at camp was participate in a deer dissection
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. – John Muir
The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative of various state agencies and conservation organizations. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You donation is tax-deductible. You will be supporting a worthy cause who’s mission it is to engage and empower the youth of our communities to ensure sustained wildlife, fisheries, and natural resources for years to come.
The mission of the Wildlife Leadership Academy is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. The Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations.